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One mom's struggle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

It finally happened. I was at Walmart with my 2 year old and my 7 week old. It was cold, I had a car full of groceries and both kids were tired and hungry and screaming. 2,043 more words


Our Newest Addition: Childbirth Education Classes

When you think of childbirth education you might imagine sitting in a circle leaning back into your partner’s lap, “hee-hee-hoo-ing” and visualizing palm trees.

Or maybe you imagine sitting in a hospital conference room learning about protocol, pain relief options, and what constitutes active labor. 229 more words

Real Life Things You Shouldn't Say to a New Mother

If you search things not to say to pregnant women on google you will get many hits from all different types of sources and outlets; Cosmo, WomensHealth, PregnancyHealth, Buzzfeed-just to name a few- but they really miss the key points. 496 more words


Baby-Led Weaning:  Human Food for Tiny Humans 

Before we get into what Baby-Led Weaning is, let us start with what it is not. Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is not a program or schedule for ending breastfeeding.  589 more words

Planning for Postpartum: Help is Not a Luxury


The idea of a couple growing a family in isolation is new to human society. What we need, in the absence of our families and tribal support systems, is postpartum doulas.

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You. Are. Not. Alone.

I want to scream these words for all the mothers to hear. 

All the mothers who are holding their heads just above the water line. All the mothers who are gasping for air, trying to make it through the next hour let alone the entire day or week. 758 more words

Breastfeeding & Postpartum Depression

When a baby nurses every two hours and the latch is painful every time, and baby fusses and constantly pops off the breast, we start thinking “What is wrong with me?

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